Make Your Front Porch an Open Invitation to Guests
Immerse Yourself In Summer Style
Think of your porch as an extension of your personality: fun and quirky, formal and serene, welcoming and warm. And it’s far more than just a quick stop on the way inside. It can be whimsical, cozy or a natural retreat. It can be a neighborhood-gathering place or your escape to read a good book. When you decorate your front porch to suit your needs and preferences, you may find yourself using and enjoying it every chance you get.
Whatever you choose for seating, the first thing you should consider is comfort — soft outdoor cushions and beckoning outdoor pillows that showcase your color palette are a good place to start.
Imagine your beautifully lit porch beckoning to those walking by for an evening stroll. The addition of well-placed decorative candles, lanterns and wall sconces adds ambiance and creates a comfortable gathering place.
Create the Mood
The most natural outdoor decorations for the porch are inspired by nature itself. Place shade-loving greenery in colorful pots and welcome guests with beautiful flowering plants. Hanging candle lights, birdhouses and wind chimes are a natural fit for your front porch escape.
Use a Rug to Create an Intimate Space
Ever consider an outdoor rug for your porch? Arrange your furniture for conversation then let an outdoor rug pull it all together. Take care in choosing just the right color or color combination.
Decorate Your Front Door
That door is not just for opening. Think of it as a blank canvas. Hang a fresh summer wreath or display brightly colored flowers to celebrate the end of winter.
Put Out the Welcome Mat
Summer calls for a refreshment to the same old doormat. It’s one of the easiest ways to make your front porch feel new and current and inject your personal style for the season.
Show & Share Your Front Porch
Whether your porch is a small entry area or a roomy wrap-around, we’d love to see how you created style, curb appeal and comfort in your home’s welcome center. Upload and share a photo of your porch on our Facebook page.